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March 2008

Issue 154

March 2008

Rich man, poor man

RICH MAN, POOR MAN
Why class matters to your research

TOMB READER
Part one of our guide to reading monumental inscriptions

WHEN THE RAILWAYS CAME
How did it affect our ancestors?

ROLL OUT THE BARRELS
The life and time of a cooper

WORCESTERSHIRE
A spotlight on this historic county's resources

FAMILY AND WAR
A bumper edition of Photo Detective

STRANGER THAN FICTION
One man's search for the secrets of his father's youth

FOSTER
What's in a name?

HUDDERSFIELD AND DISTRICT FHS
Local focus

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Discover the genealogical goldmine that is the British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) with an online subscription. This recently launched digitisation project has four million pages of searchable family notices, advertisements, obituaries, letters and illustrations from over 200 historic local and national newspapers.

We have a one-year subscription (worth £79.95) to give away as well as two 30-day subscriptions (worth £29.95 each) and four 2-day subscriptions (worth £6.95 each). To be in with a chance of winning one, simply answer the following question. Send answers to fhm@metropolis.co.uk or write to the usual address on page three, by the 15th March.

Q: Who invented the printing press in the Holy Roman Empire in 1440?